Okay, I promise this post is not a joke. I mean, we all know that marijuana makes you hungry, right? Even if you’ve never used pot, there are decades of pop culture references of this phenomenon.
So, why am I posting about it?
I’m posting because an article in the Los Angeles Times shared that researchers at the University of Alberta, in Canada, have now scientifically proven that small amounts of THC – the “active ingredient” in marijuana – can boost the appetite of terminal cancer patients.
The researcher in charge of the study, Wendy Wismer, understands why people might not take her work seriously, but she explained to reporters that her study is still important, because it’s the first one to be conducted using strict, double-blind scientific controls.
Look, I get that it’s important to study the effects of marijuana for better fine-tuning the medical applications of it, but…wouldn’t it make more sense to explore elements we don’t already know about?
Only in Canada, eh?